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Jordan Hit By New Deadly Flash Floods [Video]

Heavy rains and flooding have killed a minimum of 8 people in Jordan.

Countless travelers have actually also been left from Petra.

The visitors were taken to safe areas before flash floods flooded parts of the ancient city.

Authorities stated a state of emergency in the Red Sea port of Aqaba further south as downpours started on Friday (November 9) afternoon.

Divers have been searching for five individuals whose automobile was swept away by floods in the Madaba location, southwest of the capital Amman.

The flood forced authorities to evacuate more than 3,700 tourists from the ancient city of Petra.

University and schools have actually been closed and mosques opened to shelter civilians in areas hit by the floods.

Two weeks ago, 21 people – generally kids – died after their bus was swept away throughout a school outing.

Politicians and members of the general public criticised the emergency situation services for being unprepared and two ministers were required to resign due to negligence.

This story originally appeared in Euronews. Image courtesy of Petra News Agency Handout/EPA.

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